St. Louis Bridge Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to training and educating the bridge-playing community. SLBC's programs and activities are directly influenced by its members and governed by a Board of Directors.


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Larry Cohen Coming to St. Louis Bridge Center!

We are excited to announce that Larry Cohen will be making his first appearance at St. Louis Bridge Center on June 5th and 6th for a special seminar featuring three topics important to all bridge players: "Slam Bidding", "Avoiding Finesses" and "Defense - Helping Partner/Signals". Larry is a professional bridge player, writer, teacher, and worldwide lecturer for all levels of bridge players. Larry is a 26-time National Champion and is among the top 10 living most influential ACBL players. Please join us for Larry's informative, interesting and humorous approach. This event is for members and non-members of St. Louis Bridge Center and we expect the seminar to fill up quickly. Click here to learn more.


St. Louis Bridge Center is #15 in ACBL Top Clubs!

The ACBL just released their listing of the Top 50 Clubs for 2013. Thanks to the efforts of our members, St. Louis Bridge Center was ranked #15 with 8,942.5 tables. This is a tremendous achievement for us in our first full year. This achievement is due entirely to our dedicated and supportive members. Thank you for supporting SLBC! Click here to see the full list.


Fight Alzheimer's Disease

For the second year, the American Contract Bridge League is partnering with THE LONGEST DAY, an event of the Alzheimer’s Association that raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The St. Louis Bridge Center has formed a team to help raise $7,500 for this effort. Click here to learn more.


"Social Meets Duplicate" Game

On Sunday, July 20th, at 2pm, the Bridge Center will host “Social Meets Duplicate,” a game to encourage our kitchen table, social bridge playing friends to try out the world of duplicate bridge. Click here to learn more.


Games for Beginners/Novices/Intermediates

Are you new to bridge? Or perhaps you have been playing for awhile but are still developing your skills? At SLBC we have games for all levels of newer players! Click here to learn more.


Game / Training Announcements

ACBL BRIDGE TRAINING SERIES - St. Louis Bridge Center is proud to announce that we will be offering the complete ACBL Bridge Series program. This program was originally designed by world class educator, Audrey Grant. Click here to learn more.

ARALYN ROSENBERG IS BACK! (NEW) - Aralyn is a well respected teacher in the St. Louis area, educating many bridge students over the years. She returns to SLBC with two new excellent 6 week programs beginning the second week of May. Click on the "Training & Education" link on the left to learn more.

EVENING GAME PROMOTIONS - For a limited time we are offering special promotions for all of our evening games:

Tuesday and Saturday Evenings - We are offering these games at a reduced price of $6 for Members and $8 for Guests.

Monday and Friday Evenings - Beginning April 28th we will be running a 12 week mini tournament with cash awards at the conclusion of the tournament. Game fees will be $8 for Members and $10 for Guests, with $2 from each fee going into the tournament pot! You can find details on this tournament at the Center.

NEW SATURDAY EVENING GAME - We are pleased to announcement that Janet and Mike Vontz have started a new game on Saturday evenings at 6:00pm. We have been asked by members to offer this evening game and expect that it will be a great and fun game. Please come out and support SLBC.

BRIDGE IN A DAY! - Phyllis Siegel continues to add new Bridge-in-a-Day sessions due to the overwhelmingly positive responses we have received from our students. This is a popular program designed by the ACBL to allow you the ability to learn to play the great game of bridge in just one day. For only $80 and one day of training you will be ready to begin playing bridge in our daily games. Click on the "Training & Education" link on the left to learn more.


Free Learning Opportunity - Post-Game Analysis

We are currently offering a Post-Game Analysis session after every Thursday morning game. This is a FREE benefit to SLBC members. One of our experienced players (“pro”) will be available after the game to spend about 15-30 minutes reviewing the hands that were played in the session. The attendees can ask questions about hands that were troublesome for them and/or the pro may have a couple of examples that he/she noted during the game. This is a tremendous opportunity to help players of all levels improve their game while the hands are still fresh in their minds. It is also another benefit of playing at SLBC.


Photo of the Month

2014 Cardinals Opening Day at SLBC! Free Hotdogs and Nachos! Let's go Cards!
Thanks to Pat Corich for the great pictures!

See more photos by selecting the "Photo Gallery" link on the left.


Important Upcoming Events

  • April 17 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • April 18 - Unit Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). $1.00 additional game fee.
  • April 22 - Club Membership Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • April 24 - ACBL Charity Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards. $1.00 additional game fee which goes to support ACBL Charities.
  • April 27 - Non-Life Master/Life Master game at 1:00pm. Life Masters pair up with Non-Life Masters for this great pairs game! For more information click here.
  • April 30 - Charity game to support "The Longest Day", benefitting the Alzheimer's Association at 10:00am. $1.00 additional game fee that goes to raise awareness and fund Alzheimer's care, support and research.
  • May 2 - Club Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • May 5 - Unit Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). $1.00 additional game fee.
  • May 8 - Inter-Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Complete against players at clubs around the country. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black for overalls). $1.00 additional game fee.
  • May 10 - Unit Championship Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). $1.00 additional game fee.
  • May 12 - Charity game to support "The Longest Day", benefitting the Alzheimer's Association at 10:00am. $1.00 additional game fee that goes to raise awareness and fund Alzheimer's care, support and research.
  • May 16 - May 18 - St. Charles Sectional. Center will be closed in support of this Tournament.
  • May 20 - Unit Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (85% Sectional Black). $1.00 additional game fee.
  • May 24 - Club Membership Game at 6:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • May 27 - Club Membership Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • May 28 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • May 30 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • June 2 - North American Pairs Qualifing Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black/Red). $1.00 additional game fee.
  • June 3 - ACBL Core Curriculum Course - More Commonly Used Conventions - begins. See Training link for more information.
  • June 5 - Larry Cohen Seminar begins! Session One 2:00-4:30 - Slam Bidding. Click here to learn more.
  • June 6 - Larry Cohen Seminar continues! Session Two 9:30-12:00 - Avoiding Finesses and Session Three 1:00-3:30 - Defense (Helping Partner/Signals). Click here to learn more. NOTE: We will not have our regular Friday 10:00am games, but will still have our regular 6:30pm game.
  • June 6 - Worldwide Bridge Contest at 6:30pm. Compete against players around the world. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Red/Black) with expert hand analysis booklet. $4.00 additional game fee.
  • June 7 - Worldwide Bridge Contest at 1:00pm. Compete against players around the world. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Red/Black) with expert hand analysis booklet. $4.00 additional game fee.
  • June 8 - North American Pairs Qualifing Game at 2:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black/Red). $1.00 additional game fee.
  • June 9 - Club Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • June 11 - Inter-Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Complete against players at clubs around the country. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black for overalls). $1.00 additional game fee.
  • June 18 - Club Membership Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • June 21 - Charity game to support "The Longest Day", benefitting the Alzheimer's Association at 9:00am, 1pm and 6pm. $1.00 additional game fee that goes to raise awareness and fund Alzheimer's care, support and research.
  • June 23 - North American Pairs Qualifing Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black/Red). $1.00 additional game fee.
  • June 24 - Club Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • June 25 - North American Pairs Qualifing Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (100% Sectional Black/Red). $1.00 additional game fee.
  • June 28 - Club Championship Game at 1:00pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
  • June 29 - Non-Life Master/Life Master game at 1:00pm. Life Masters pair up with Non-Life Masters for this great pairs game! For more information click here.


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Online Partnership Desk

Looking for a partner? We have an excellent tool to help members find partners for any of our games. You can find it in the link bar on the left. This tool allows you to login and enter games where you are in need of a partner. You can also login to see a list of all players currently looking for partners. To access the system all you need is your ACBL number.


Swing Players Needed

Please consider signing up to be a swing player. You can pick a day of the week, or certain days where you agree to come to a game and be a swing player if needed. If you play that day, you play for FREE. If you aren’t needed, you receive a FREE game pass for another day. So you are helping the Center AND earning a free game regardless of whether you play that day or not. The swing player program is very important to the success of the Center as we have a desire to always guarantee a partner for players that just show up. Please consider signing up for this program.


"ASK BRUCE"

You have questions - We have answers! As a member of St. Louis Bridge Center, you have exclusive access to one of the best bridge minds in the country. Bruce Greenspan has graciously offered to answer your bridge-related questions!


Free Training Lessons

We have a section on our website for local pros and teachers to publish bridge lessons for the benefit of our members. You can click on the link on the left to access these lessons. We encourage all local pros and teachers to consider submitting lessons for publishing on behalf of our members.

St. Louis Bridge Center is dedicated to teaching and growing the game of bridge in the St. Louis community. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced bridge members to share their knowledge.


Game Scrip

Remember to buy game scrip! They are available in packs of 10 for $80. Each scrip is redeemable for admission to any regularly priced game. We hope you find this a much more efficient way to pay for games.


Gift Certificates

These are perfect gifts for your bridge-playing friends & family. Gift certificates available for: memberships, games, and training programs. Please stop by the front desk to purchase.


Alzheimer's Fund-raising

Due to the generosity of our members and the leadership of Bruce Greenspan, we raised over $2,000 to help fight Alzheimer's disease. Thanks to all involved. Click here to read a thank you letter from Bruce.



For questions or comments, email us at: info@stlouisbridge.org